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Re: Mars? Why not P3x in moon orbit...?



Ok,
    how about one of the lagrange points? some are stable and there isn't
much there to run into :-{).
    73 de Geoff vk2tfg

"David B. Toth" wrote:

> At 03:39 AM 09/01/01 +0200, Jens H. Jensen wrote:
> >At 00:55 01-09-2001, you wrote:
> >>  I don't know about the path losses
> >>but I think this will be not an huge problem when use
> >>high gain antenna's. When using only an 23cm/13cm
> >>transponder then the satellite and antennas can be
> >>small. The satellite would be light and only an little
> >>engine would be needed.
> >
> >Isn't the pathloss 6dB for every doubling/halving of distance?
> >That would then be 18dB weaker at 400.000Km than at 50.000Km, or ????
> >Eight times the dishsize, all other things being equal.
> >
> >Somewhat large....
>
> My understanding is that lunar orbits are inherently unstable ...
> i.e. it would require a lot of station-keeping fuel for a long stay in
> lunar orbit.
>
> Dave   VE3GYQ
>
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